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Year 2

The fourth join: rl, rk and rt with no lead in

I can correctly form the fourth join.

New
New
Year 2

The fourth join: rl, rk and rt with no lead in

I can correctly form the fourth join.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The letters are formed by following the right starting point and direction.
  2. The fourth join goes from the x-height line up towards the ascender line.
  3. The letters l and k reach up to the ascender line. The letter t reaches between the x-height line and the ascender line.
  4. You do not lift your pencil when joining until the letter string is complete.
  5. The cross for the letter t is added once the letter string is complete.

Common misconception

Children may lift their pencils to form the joins.

Remind the children that the letters are joining and holding hands. If you lift your pencil then you are breaking the chain.

Keywords

  • Join - how things connect

  • Lead out - the stroke or line that guides us to smoothly finish a letter

  • Ascender line - this is the top line of the tramlines

  • X-height line - the line that x-height letters reach

Some schools may teach the formation of letters in a slightly different way. For example, the letter t reaching up to the ascender line. Adapt for your setting.
Teacher tip

Content guidance

  • Physical activity required.

Supervision

Adult supervision recommended.

Licence

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6 Questions

Q1.
Select the correct formation of the third join oi.
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Q2.
Select the correct formation of the third join om.
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Q3.
Select the correct formation of the third join on.
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Q4.
Select the correct formation of the third join ow.
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Q5.
Select the correct examples of the fourth join.
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Q6.
Select the correct examples of the fourth join.
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